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. waiting for north korea's dangerous move that could happen at any time. how can kim jong-un test his missiles and the patience of the world. we're following the money. >>> americans on vacation in a crisis zone. their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could -- could be the week that north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something everyone worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is coming in the words of hot bed of war. north korea is suspending operations and a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and u.s. response with tons of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent right now, barbara starr. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour, we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military throwing everything they have, satellites, eves dropping systems, reconnaissance, everything they can at the north korea. trying to figure out what the regime is up to. k
are preparing for the worst. >>> a u.s. official tells us that a launch of north korea's missiles may be imminent and it may happen without the usual warning to planes and ships in the region. that's a very, very dangerous scenario. defensive missiles are now poised in japan, in south korea and on guam where there are 6,000 troops. the united states says it will track any missiles launched by kim jong-un and quickly decide whether to shoot them down. our correspondents are covering this from around the world. we're being joined this hour and being followed by every new development. first, let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence for the very latest. >> reporter: wolf, a u.s. official says north korea could test a mobile ballistic missile at any time. what happens after that depends on where that test takes place. the u.s. has been pouring over the latest satellite images of north korea and the intelligence assessment is they've likely completed all preparations to launch. an administration official says the missiles have probably received their liquid fuel even though the
line between north and south korea. it's the most militarized border on the planet. and the crimes that pay for north korea's military might. it's like something out of the movie, "the godfather." >>> we begin this hour with a tough, new warning to north korea from the defense secretary of the united states. chuck hagel. he says kim jong-un, is skating, in his words, very close to a dangerous line. the communist leader could order a missile test launch at any moment. we're being told that the north koreans are military masters of deception who may have something else up their sleeves, as well. our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr, is joining us now with the latest. barbara? >> reporter: wolf, military masters of deception, indeed. and new indications that the north koreans may have some other plans up their sleeve. defense secretary chuck hagel's message to kim jong-un and his north korean regime, enough is enough. >> with its bellicose rhetoric, with its actions, have been skating very close to a dangerous line. >> reporter: in the hours before an expected north korean missil
>>> that's it for us. thanks for watching. latest satellite images of north korea and the intelligence assessment is, they likely completed all preparations to launch. the u.s. has pn poring over the latest satellite images of north korea and the intelligence assessment is, they likely completed all preparations to launch. an administration official says the missiles have probably received their liquid fuel, even though the u.s. has no way to confirm that information on the ground, the military is sending a clear message to kim jong-un, it's not when you launch the musudan missiles, but where. if a test missile flies out over the water, the u.s. pacific commander does not want it shot down. >> i would not recommend that. if we have any pre-determined, we should have a sense of where it's going to be aimed. >> if it's aimed over land near japanese territory, interceptor missiles could be used to destroy it. >> i would recommend action if it's aimed ought our allies. >> reporter: this launch could be different from previous tests when the u.s. had significant indicat
journal" will be devoted to looking at north korea. we want to start off a little more broadly and get your views on the role of the u.s. military worldwide. here is the "new york times" article reporting on defense cretary hagel's speech yesterday. budget con strants forcing an overhaul in military operations, hagel says. facing inevitable steep cuts in military spending even as globalt threats remain high. said wednesday that he is being forced to consider fundamental changes in how the pentagon defends american interests and conducts its daily business. in his first major address as secretary -- addressing an audience, mr. hagel offered no specific cancellations, trims or shifts in pentagon spending accounts, >> host: again, role of the u.s. military worldwide is our topic this morning. here's a little bit more from defense secretary hagel. >> in a decade where our country has grown we'rey of war and skeptical of foreign entanglements, questions arise about the merits of america's role in the world. america's global leadership. america does not have the luxury of retrenchment. we ha
regimes in the world and now north korea says it's on the brink of war. u.s. officials fear it may be planning a missile launch soon. the threats have been amping up every day from a nation under the thumb of a young and unpredictable leader. kim jong-un is armed with a huge military, powerful conventional we papons and a nuclear program. this hour, our correspondents take a look at the threat to the united states and the world and president obama's response. christiane amanpour and fareed zakaria will give us the global view of the crisis. but we begin with barbara starr. barbara, after days of aggressive behavior from north korea, what should we be looking for right now? >> reporter: right now it continues to be a watching and waiting game by the obama administration to see what north korea does next. will they and when will they test launch these ballistic missiles, mobile missiles that they have moved to their eastern coastline? all eyes on that area to see what they plan next. two mobile missiles send there by u.s. intelligence. when could this happen? nobody knows, but there'
provocation. plus, cnn's rare visit to the dividing line between north and south korea, the most militarized border on the planet, where the threat of war is very real. and the crimes to help pay for north korea's military might is like something out of the movie, the godfather. you. >>> we begin this hour with a tough new warning from north korea today. chuck hagel says kim jong-un is skating close to a dangerous line. the communist leader could order a missile test launch at any moment. we're being told the north koreans are military masters of deception who may have something else up their sleeves as well. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us now with the latest. barbara? >> well, wolf, military masters of deception in deed. and new indications that the north koreans may have some other plans up their sleeve. defense secretary chuck hagel's message to kim jong-u.n. and his north korean regime? enough is enough. >> with its rhetoric, with its actions, have been skating very close to a dangerous line. >> in the hours before an expected north korean missile test. hagel made
and armed, waiting for north korea's next dangerous move that could happen any time. as kim jong-un threatens war, how could he afford to test his weapons and the patience of the world? we're following the money. >>> and americans on vacation in a crisis zone. they'll tell us about their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could be the week north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something even worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is becoming a hot bed of war. tensions are only rising now that north korea is suspending operations of a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and the u.s. response with tens of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr right now. she's following the renewed concerns about the north's nuclear ambitions. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military, slowing everyth
's it for us. the situation in the north korea crisis starts now. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a "situation room" special to report north korean crisis. we're following breaking news. a chilling new claim about the ability to launch a nuclear attack even as his regime threatens war. >> we begin now with some breaking news. war could break out at any moment. there may, repeat, may be new reason to fear that it's threats of a nuclear attack are much more serious than we thought. it's a stunning new development. even as kim jung un could order one missile to launch literally at any time. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent. >> officials just told me they were completely caught off guard that this revelation was put out there in an open hearing. the holy grail has always been able to take a nuclear bomb, which we know they have, and making it small enough to fit on the end of a missile. this assess. suggests they may learned how to do so. rev laxs from a new development show he may be capable of following th
's news headquarters with a fox news alert. it is monday morning in north korea. the clock just struck midnight. we could have another defiant missile launch. april 15 is the 101st birthday of kim il song, the grandfather of the current leader, kim jong un. good morning, everyone. welcome to our live coverage. >> we do expect him to mark at this time day in some way. secretary of state kerry, in fact, in the reason, he disbliz japan, meeting with the leaders there. it's the last stop of his asian tour. why is he there? assuring them of america's commitment. at the same time, there is new video released on the north korean government web site, showing imagined targets for nuclear attacks within the united states. they show missiles hitting los angeles, washington, new york and for some reason, they seem to have mixed up arkansas for colorado. we go live to seoul, south korea. that's interesting, 30 miles from the border, where you are in south korea. what do you think? >> reporter: yeah, jamie, all part of the ongoing propaganda campaign by north korea. so far, we have seen no missile l
urging them to use their influence to get north korea to dime back the dangerous rhetoric. i am uma . we'll talk to greg who has more on this. greg? uma, we are hearing a new call for north korea to back off the plan for missile launch and that is coming out of the meetingings that secretary of state kerry held with president of china and otherings in beijing. it is his second stop. according to cerpy, two countries are demanding that north korea refrain from provocative actings. china is north korea's principle ally and seen as key to get pyonggang back in line . we hear from new reports that the norths korea missile threat may be lessening. we -- they are saying there is no more movement. according to one source a launch is not impinent and we are hearing the same thing from a u.s. source here. preparations continue for the monday birthday celebration of the north korea founder, grandfather of kim jong-un and that date is seen as a possible window for the missile launch. there were more threats of war from north korea. but some say with the new talk of dilog, north korea could be getti
authorizes have been on booktv discussing their books about the culture, military and history of north korea. all of these programs can be seen in full online at booktv.org. but now we bring you a few segments. we start wivinger to cha, about north korea past and future. mr. which ra is in conversation with scott snyder eight director of the u.s.-korean policy at the couple on foreign relations. >> host: one of the basic features of the book is north korea is the impossible state because no one inside is empowered to overthrow and it no one on the outside cares enough to risk the cost of changing it. i want to ask you about both of those. in particular starting with no one is embauered to overthrow. why too you think that has been the case in north korea? i mean, especially from a politics perspective, this makes north korea an outliar compared to what we saw with the former soviet union. >> guest: i think that observation is quite accurate, i think. when we look at the soviet union, when we look at the regimes in the arab spring, all of which have had leaders in power longer than the former
the operation started. >>> for the past few weeks, north korea has been dominating headlines because of threats made against south korea, even against the united states. however, on the internet, you can actually find something a little bit different. you can find a tour group based out of beijing that tours north korea and has been doing so for the past 20 years. we skyped with one of the tourism managers who leads these tours into north korea and she was skyping with us from a soccer match. >> how did she get a signal out of north korea? >> she said a 3g signal and skyped from her smartphone. the tour of the manager is named hanna beraclat. she tries to communicate that people in north korea are people. >> people are people. you want the same things out of life. they enjoy going to a football match, to out to have a beer, that kind of thing. perhaps it is a big holiday, which it is the anniversary of the birthday of the president of the country. everybody is in quite good spirits. >> the majority of the people, according to hanna, don't even know what the west is reporting. >> some of them ar
with a fox news alert. one hour, monday morns, don a north korea. monday is the 100-year anniversary of kim jong il's grandfather, the founder of of the desperate nation and it could be the day that kim jong un orders the missiles fired. secretary of state kerry meeting with the chinese and japanese leaders as they continue on sunday morning to defy the world. december fite efforts, pyongyang released a new video. it shows them attacking with us nuclear missiles. it seems, though, they thought that arkansas was colorado. they apparently seem to attack los angeles. new york. as well as hawaii. good morning. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to see you. >> eric: great to be with you. >> jamie: that is what they threatened to do. keep a close eye on that this hour. i'm jamie colby. great to have you here. secretary of state kerry, we have been reporting affirming that china and japan will work together to rid north korea of nuclear weapons. the secretary saying that the u.s. is willing to reopen the talks if the regime were to abide by previous agreements on the nuclear p
. all for "washington journal" today. we now go to the brookings institution for a panel on north korea and u.s. policy priorities. months,he last five there has been an increasingly tense war of words between north korea and the united states, south korea, japan, and china. there has been increasing concern that this war of nerves is going to change into a war of weapons. is thet recent concern possible launch of a north korean medium-range missile. april 15 seemed like a good day to do that since it is the 101st nniversary of kim il sung's birth. what a better present for the old man and to launch a missile in his name. there are lots of questions around this, what the implications are, whether there is a way out of this. i have six questions that i will post to my colleagues in different permutations and will marchs and we through these as expeditiously as we can to leave time for your questions. the first question is, is this crisis different from previous ones? if it is, in what ways? what is the real danger of war? a stab atd you take the first question? >> yes, thank you for bein
become a reality. north korea is continuing to resist, even by today's papers. the feeling is it is on the threshold of getting the bomb if it doesn't have the bomb. if it is discovered with certitude that they have the bomb, could you see the u.s. taking unilateral action? >> i think first the united states would probably go into the south with china which has great influence over north korea as you know. you need to have a look at all of the other surrounding circumstances, including views of south korea, which after all is next door. >> 1993, the lady margaret thatcher. 20 years ago. great britain's esteemed iron lady died this week but her wisdom lives on. north korea now has its nuclear weapon. this year 2013 marked north korea's third nuclear test in seven years. the bomb used in anywhere from 6 to 9 kilotons of tnt. north korea is continuing to amp up its bellicose threats so in the last months the u.s. has counter amped. deploying stealth fighter jets, stealth bombers, u.s. warships, radar platforms and more in the environs of the north korea an coast. in fact we do
of threat and rhetoric that one always hears from north korea, and so it's easy to dismiss that. but this crisis, i think, is somewhat different than past. the threats have been much more specific than in the past, the level and intensity of the rhetoric has been much more bombastic and over the top than in the past, and perhaps the biggest difference is in terms of north korean capabilities. ten or fifteen years ago we were not dealing with a north korea that had conducted a series of nuclear weapons tests. several years ago we were not dealing with a north korea that had successfully launched a long-range rocket that many of us feel is an early stage in the development of an icbm capability. and many years ago we were not dealing with a north korea that was making specific threats to attack targets with nuclear weapons, which is what they're doing now. now, it's one thing to make these threats, it's another thing to have of the capability to carry hem out -- them out, and i don't want to overreact to these threats or to suggest that north korea does have the ability to carry o
north korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time without issuing the standard warning to aviation and shipping in the region. all this follows a chilling new warning from north korea today. this time aimed at all foreigners they say in south korea. they're being urged by the north koreans to take shelter or to evacuate to avoid what the north koreans call all out merciless war. japan has boosted its defenses, deploying patriot air defense missile batteries in and around tokyo. and the top u.s. military commander in the pacific says north korea's actions pose a clear and direct threat to america's national security. he adds that if it comes to a fight, the united states is, quote, ready. we'll have a situation room special report on the north korean crisis right at the top of the hour, coming up 6:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> there is breaking news coming in from cuba right now. authorities say they will in fact return to the united states a fugitive american couple and their two young sons who have been holed up aboard a sail boat at a cuban marina. the pair a
begins in a few moments on cnn. >>> new information about north korea's ability to launch a nuclear attack, even if kim jong-un threatens to test a missile at any moment. >>> congress debates gun control. chris cuomo shows us what it is like to go through a federal background check. it is a process. tough it up. >>> and the newest member of the cnn family, world renowned chef, anthony bourdain, joins us with a preview of his brand new show. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." north korea's warning war could break out at any moment. now there may be new reason to fear that kim jong-un's threat of a nuclear attack are more serious than the world thought before. let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. chris, does the u.s. still think north korea is going to test the missile? >> reporter: they think it is a matter of time at this point, although obviously they would prefer he not conduct that test. they have seen north korea move two missiles to the east coast, they have seen him raise
now. >>> thanks. good evening, everyone. breaking news. fresh nuclear threats from north korea's young dictator approving an atomic strike on the u.s. new american counter moves against any kind of a missile attack. the question is, are those threats real or rhetoric? we're live from the region where even a conventional industries could cause mass casualties. what does kim jong-un's bluster have to do with the debate back home over same-sex marriage and boy scouts? the answer is nothing but a fringe radio host somehow made the connection and a respected religious leader with 16 million followers seemed to agree about that connection. tonight i'll ask, does he really believe north korea threatening the u.s. might have something to do with gay marriage? >>> also, how did a suspected killer slip out of a monitoring bracelet until two people were dead. we're keeping them honest on that. and new evidence about his desire to kill law enforcement officials. we begin tonight with the breaking news, and a deadly serious question. is north korea's dictator serious about his latest nuclear threat
for watching. the news continues next on cnn. >>> "outfront" next, north korea says if one of its test missiles is shot down, it will respond with a nuclear attack. should the united states shoot or stand down? >>> the big story you may not have heard about, the american doctor that people are calling a mass murderer. >>> a german hacker says he can bring down a plane using just a cell phone. we investigate. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. nuclear war is unavoidable. that's what north korea says. it's unavoidable if any north korean missiles are shot down. it says the country will respond with a nuclear attack. but can they or can't they do that? white house press secretary jay carney says they cannot. >> it is our assessment that north korea has not demonstrated capability to deploy a nuclear arm missile. >> but just yesterday, republican congressman said something very different during a house arms services committee hearing. >> voting from the unclassified portion which i think has not yet been made public, they say, "dia assesses with moderate confidence t
members were also killed. we'll have detailed. and north korea could be days away from testing a missile. tensions are so high on the korean puninls law it's creating a ripple effect. a u.s. missile test is being delayed so as not to send conflicting messages to north korea. and the family of megachurch pastor rick warren is in mourning following the suicide of his 27-year-old son. matthew warren battled mental illness all of his life. coming upering we'll go live to warren's church in southern california for reaction. >>> to afghanistan now. where six americans were killed in two separate attacks yesterday. one of those killed has now been identified as a 25-year-old diplomat named ann smedinghoff. she was part of a military convoy delivering books to schools in afghanistan. four other state department w k works were injured. john kerry reacted to his death. >> when i was in afghanistan, she was part of my team, and she was someone who worked hard and put her life on the line so that others could live a better life. >> i'm joined now by athena jones at the white house. i understand the
enforcement officials. we begin tonight with the breaking news, and a deadly serious question. is north korea's dictator serious about his latest nuclear threat? and even if he isn't, or can't carry it out, could deadly consequences follow anyway? the word came late today from kcna, and quote, we formally inform the white house and pentagon the ever escalating u.s. hostile policy toward the dprk and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel, and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means of the dprk. dprk, of course, is north korea. the phrase, nuclear strike, means -- that refers to north korea's nuclear arsenal. most don't believe they have much. nuclear devices, yes, warheads, maybe. reliable missiles that could carry an atomic to the u.s., no. tonight reaction from the white house. it reads in part, and i quote, we have seen today's statement by north korea again making unhelpful and unconstructive threats. north korea should stop its the provocative threats and instead concentrate on abiding by in
to bring a new chapter in the increasing tensions with north korea. p'yongyang will ramp up production of nuclear weapons material by restarting along a closed reactor. the north korean -- the south korean president ones that north korea is in a crisis that has gone too far. >> this is a war of words. this is escalating every day. north korea has scrapped the armistice that ended the korean war. it has said that its rockets are ready to target america. now, its dictator has increased the stakes again. imperialists are threatening us with nuclear- weapons, so we will make a building our economy and our nuclear weapons at our top priority. ago, north korea's nuclear reactor was shut down under international pressure by kim jong un's father. now, the young kim says he will restart it. in six months, the site could be building more plutonium and uranium apparently also threatened a pre-emptive strike on america. >> the current crisis has gone too far. nuclear threats are not a game. posturing only results in counter actions and causes instability. >> instability is exactly what north korea
, everyone. as we come on the air this evening in the u.s., dawn has broken on another new day in north korea. and the world braces once again for the test of a north korean medium range missile that we have been expecting all week. but in an important new development tonight, china has agreed to step in the middle to try to reign in north korea's threats and ambitions. john kerry has been hopscotching across asia in an effort to dial back tensions. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. she has more now from beijing. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good eek, lester. secretary kerry claims success, but china complained that the u.s. has been too aggressive in confronting pyongyang. in beijing, john kerry tried to persuade china's president xi jinping to lean own his ally north korea, arguing that pyongyang's erratic young leader is threatening the stability of the entire region. >> mr. president, this is obviously a critical time with some very challenging issues. >> reporter: in whirlwind meetings with all of china's top officials, kerry won the commitment to get north korea to
with new is the dictator of north korea. is there growing dissent? our cameras go inside the under ground railroad. >> secret groups helping north koreans get out. this is extremely dangerous. >> for the first time this detector speaks. >> we escaped over the river at the narrowest part. >> what does a hockey player a banana baby from the 1930s and blue blood actress jennifer he is po seat toe have in common? >> sill back you have celiac disease. the worst case i have ever seen. >> it is what happens with food and what is in it becomes your enemy. >> i am ar they will neville. >> i am bill hemmer. this is "fox files." >>> oo december 28th, 2011, sub zero temperatures and a winter snow grip north korea as the world's most secretive and oppressive country laid to rest its supreme leader kim jong-il. the world got a glimpse into the sealed off nation. strong of north koreans lined the route of the funeral procession in a ritual of bizarre mourning. it is unclear if it was genuine or motivated fear. >> people probably understood what would hap perspen if they t show this mourning. >> the stat
complex in north korea. it's been effectively closed since earlier this month. and north korea is refusing to talk about reopening it. >> translator: our nationals remaining in the kaesong industrial zone are experiencing greater difficulties due to the north's unjust actions. so the government has come to the unavoidable decision to bring back all remaining personnel in order to protect them. >> north korea stopped allowing south korean workers to return to the facilities on april 3rd. on april 9th, authorities in pyongyang pulled out the more than 50,000 north koreans who worked at kaesong. they proposed resuming talks, but north korean leaders refused. >> the north korean government statement referred to the warning south korea made that it would take serious measures if the north failed to respond to its request for talks. >>> south korea's airlines are joining hands to try to get the north korean's to use restraint. prime minister shinzo abe sat down with the chairman of the u.s. chief of staff. they discussed the north korean provocations and how to respond. >> translator: the securi
>>> south korea says the north korean military has moved a midrange missile into position. the north is threatening to launch a nuclear strike against the united states. >>> bank of japan policymakers decide to pump more money into the system. they're trying to pull the country out of deflation. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." north korean military commanders seem to be raising the stakes. south korea's defense minister says they appear to have put a medium range ballistic missile into position. it's their latest threat in response to ongoing u.s./south korean military drills. defense minister kim kwan-jin spoke at parliamentary committee meeting. >> translator: it's not a long-range missile but it has considerable range. it could be for test firing or for drills. >> a recent u.s. intelligence image shows what looks like a ballistic missile being moved by train to east coast of north korea. the location of a launch site. kim's description matches that of a midrange missile known as musdun. the north koreans unveiled it in 2010 during a military parade. its estimated r
>> you are making a big mistake. he and a distaste warns north korea over its aggressive words. >> you rhetoric we are hearing from north korea is unacceptable. >> you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the program -- a visitor in a country he once ruled. leaders tell cyprus no more cash. and the race horse that has the bit between her teeth to continue in record-breaking run. for weeks, the tension has been building on the korean peninsula. the rest from north korea that it is prepared for a nuclear strike on the united states and elsewhere. john kerry met south korean president in the capital of seoul, south -- korea. they have strong war -- words of warning for the south korean leadership. >> the rhetoric we are hearing from north korea is unacceptable and it -- by any standard. i am here to make it clear on behalf of president obama and pieces of the united states and our bilateral security agreement that the united states will defend our allies and defend ourselves. harry, you heard from the foreign minister. tell us about the talks. >> as well as what you wou
hotter by the day. >> north korea steps up its nuclear threat. >> north korean officials scrapped the armistice that has created nearly 60 years of peace with south korea. >> now north korea is declaring it null and void. >> stephen: the armistice is null and void. ladies and gentlemen, that means we are at war. what? no, no. [ laughter ] no, jimmy not afghanistan. the new war. ♪ ♪ we are at war [cheers and applause] you see, the korean war was only "suspended," and now the cease-fire's been torn up by kim, so korean war veterans off the jazzy, grandpa! duty calls. [laughter] and folks, this isn't some war on terror. this is a real war against a nation with an army, wearing uniforms we recognize, and hats so big they do you believe as -- they double as soup tureens. that is if they had any soup. and led by a real live tyrannical madman, who is propping up his regime by ordering his diplomats to become drug dealers in embassies around the world, providing them with "state-manufactured high-quality meth" and instructing them "to raise $300,000" each. [laughter] it is just like t
>> this week on the journal editorial report. north korea ramps up the rhetoric issuing more threats against the united states and moving military assets that could push the region to the brink of war. plus, is obamacare in trouble? new delays and bipartisan opposition threaten the president's health care plan and stockton, california became the largest city in the nation to go bankrupt. could your town be next? >> as they have ratcheted up their bellicose, dangerous rhetoric and some of the abbings they've taken the last few weeks, present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly, of our allies. >> paul: welcome to "the journal editorial report," i'm paul gigot, that was secretary hagel on the war-like rhetoric and actions of north korea. those comments were made before the north korean army announced it was authorized to attack the united states. >> we will cope with the u.s. nuclear threat with a merciless nuclear attack and face the infiltration with a justified war. this is our military and people's unchangeable stance. the u.s. and followers should
on north korea's nuclear program. the negotiations have been stalled for more than four years. a chinese foreign ministry person says he has been invited. the spokesperson said they're discussions focus on maintaining peace and stability in the korean peninsula and keeping it free of nuclear weapons. wu is expected to stay from washington to sunday. >>> for more perspective, we're joined live by richard bush, a director at the brookings institution center. he has spent two decades serving in public institutions including the u.s. congress and state department. mr. bush, north korea's leadership appears to be holding firm on their stance. what are the options for the obama administration to stop north korea's can escalating threats? >> actually it seems that the current crisis may be winding down. north korea's rhetoric seems to have toned down a little bit. they could, of course, make another kind of attack. but the main option for the obama administration is to stick firm with it's policies trying to shape the choices of north korea so that we can get back to the six party talks. >> as
-3 with iran, north korea why and syria voting against it. >> jon: there you have it. thank you united states senate, we have literally become one of our own worst enemies. we'll we'll be right back [cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. from here in the united states, we're having reservations about not selling arms to rogue regimes. after all, what is the worst that could happen? >> the world watches north korea yet again. it's believed they are preparing for the test launch of a missile after weeks of threats towards their neighbors. >> the missile's range sup to 2400 -- up to 2400 miles so it could reach as far as guam. >> jon: not guam that's where this country's chewing guam comes from. [ laughter ] i might be thinking of a different place. [ laughter ] bubbalicious land. [ laughter ] north korea gentleman a fairly small, sparsely populated, not oil having country. many students of international relations may ask themselves why do they get away with this (bleep). >> china north korea's closest ally. >> the chinese have used their veto in the scowns toll protect north korea china ha
thanks very much. happening now as north korea warns the war could break out at any moment. a stunning and scary claim about the north's ability to deliver nuclear weapons. a break in the case of a secret recording in which senator mitch mcconnell apparently discusses ways to attack rival ashley judd. >>> white house press secretary jay carney and jay-z, why they're arguing over a koefgs trip to cuba. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with breaking news. an extraordinary and chilling assessment of north korea's ability to actually deliver nuclear weapons. a bombshell remark dropped during a congressional hearing here in washington today. it comes as north korea is warning that war can break out, in their words, at any moment. let's go straight to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. tell our viewers what happened on capitol hill today because it's causing quite a stir. >> a military and intelligence revelation, wolf. pure and simple. has north korea made more progress than anybody knew about manufacturing and being able to deliver a nuclear weapon toda
to me in the situation room. take it away, wolf. >> thanks very much. >>> happening now, north korea moves a missile into place for a possible launch and accuses the united states of bringing the region to the brink of war. for many his movie reviews made him a star and his real life battle made him a hero. we'll remember the legendary film critic roger ebert. >>> and are those forced spending cuts now forcing cancer clinics to turn away patients? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> so far it's been only a war of words between north korea and the united states, but the north is now raising the stakes again. a u.s. official says it has moved missile and launch components to its east coast amid signs it could be planning a launch. north korea says the united states is pushing the region to the brink of war. the obama administration now trying to answer with some diplomacy. let's go straight to our white house correspondent working the story and has the latest. what is the latest? >> reporter: wolf, you talk to white house officials and they'll tell you consistently de
and day of confusion on north korea's nuclear capability. we begin with breaking news. powerful and deadly storms ripping across the midwest and the south. a tornado killed one person and injured more in mississippi today. forecasters say the same could batter alabama, georgia and parts of florida. chad myers is in the cnn severe weather center with all the latest. chad, tell me what's happening. >> so many lightning strikes, piers, in the past hour, it's covering up, those lightning strikes are covering up the radar. hard to see what's going on. tens of thousands of strikes from cloud to ground. weather moving into atlanta, moving into montgomery, and this all across the southeast will play out tonight. the problem is now, it's dark and you're going to sleep. you need a noaa weather radio on tonight if you have one. if you don't, go out and buy one tomorrow. you have to think about this, piers. we should have had over 90 tornadoes in march. we had 17. there wasn't a spring in march. now we're making up for that. the weather is warm, the weather, the hot and the cold makes this, this was a
commemorating the 65th anniversary of the worker's party of north korea. this is how people are celebrating. they're literally dancing in the streets. railroad foul the small changes we've seen, the larger question remains, is the new young leader the son of the last any different? for now, it doesn't appear so. and north korea remains sealed. >> when you see what's going on now this incredible tension that has developed over the past few weeks and you've been there and you see the faces of real people on both sides of the demilitarized zone, you have to be nervous. you have to be worried about the potential disaster. a young man we don't know his age. he looked like a kid when i saw him 2 1/2 years ago in 2010. he said to be 28, 29, maybe 30 years old. you know, there was a lot of thought at the time as you well remember, wolf, in a lot of people were asking, would he open up the country? would it become more western because he went to school in switzerland? so far that is not proferring to be true and it is really concerning to a lot of people watching this closely. >> tha
north korea already possesses enough nuclear material to produce eight nuclear bombs. with it back on line, the material could multiplied in the years ahead. the united nations secretary general warned against further escalation on the korean peninsula. >> nuclear threats are not a game. aggressive rhetoric and military posturing only serve to grow fair and instability. >> if these reports are true, then this is very regrettable. north korea should honor agreements and promises made in the past and continue with the de-neutralization of the korean peninsula. our government is closely monitoring the situation. >> south korea's main ally, the u.s., has deployed a homage to the area, but it is also downplaying the aggressive rhetoric, saying it has not observed any large-scale military buildup in north korea. >> let's crossover to the u.s. where our washington bureau chief is standing by. the white house spokesman has been speaking about the situation. he is calling on china to do more to rein in its allies in p'yongyang. what does the white house specifically want them to do? >> well
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